What is Necrosis?

By james
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Different medical conditions cause different symptoms. Some of these will make us feel a little under the weather, perhaps with some irritation and maybe some pain. Others, however, can be downright agonizing, while some can be terrifying. Necrosis falls into the latter category, and some cases are the stuff of nightmares.

There are different types of necrosis, some of which will be barely noticeable. Others, however, can cause parts of the body to decay, potentially lead to having to have parts of the body removed. Necrosis is usually treatable but, depending on the condition, it can be fatal so it should be taken very seriously indeed.

1. Necrosis

All of the cells in our body are alive. As with everything else that is alive – our cells can also die. It is quite normal for our cells to die off as they only have a limited life span. When they do, they are usually replaced with fresh, young cells and everything carries on just as normal. This is not always the case, however.

When the cells in our body face an unnatural death. they are not always replaced by fresh cells. Instead, they can remain where they are, dead or dying, and the affected part of the body effectively begins to rot away. This is a rather unpleasant condition that is known as necrosis.


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